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Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 07:25 am
Watched a movie called Guard. The plot is a pretty straight forward police versus drug dealers drama. The difference here, though, is that it is set in Ireland. And the lead character is quite wonderful. I was far less interested in the crime drama and way more interested in learning more about this Sargent. 4 out of five.

Also, finally, finished House of Cards. I am a Kevin Spacey fan, so I like everything he does. :) The entire cast was great. The least acting skill or the most poorly drawn character is Zoe Barns. She is cute enough to make her character less intolerable though. She is a journalist. A rather stupid one. Part way through the series I finally remembered that in the first episode our "hero," Congressman Underwood, stated his intentions. At the point where I couldn't figure out why he was doing a certain thing, I remembered what he was really up to. Great writing. Great delivery. The creative team left us with a great cliff hanger that could just as easily be the series ending show. How good is that? It means Netflix has the room to make more if they want. I'm of mixed feeling about the idea.

One of the good and bad things about the series Firefly was that it died a sudden death before the writers had a chance to have it linger and limp along like Grey's Anatomy has done after the first three seasons.

In any event, I give House of Cards a solid 5 out of 5 for TV. Rants right up there with Breaking Bad. Thank you, Netflix, for getting "out of the way" while the show was being made.